Thursday, December 10, 2009

Help others in times of crisis!

The Crisis Response Team is recruiting new members to help respond to traumatic incidents. Volunteer team members are trained to provide on-scene crisis intervention, attend to survival and comfort needs, act as a liaison between the victim and emergency personnel, and provide referrals to victims and their families. They are called to the scenes of major incidents or accidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Fire Department.

The eight-week Crisis Response Team training sessions begin on February 2 and will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until March 25. The sessions are held at the LAPD Academy in Westchester. The team is especially in need of bilingual volunteers.

Those who are interested may contact Jeffrey Zimerman in the Mayor's Office at 213/978-0697 or